The BEST episodes of Magic City

Every episode of Magic City ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Magic City!

As Frank Sinatra rings in a new year in the grand ballroom of Miami Beach's most luxurious dream palace – the Miramar Hotel – its visionary leader, Ike Evans, must deal with the Mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore. By day the hotel at the center of "Magic City" is all diving clown acts and cha-cha lessons by the pool, but at night Miami Beach reveals a darker truth. Dopers, dealers, strippers, gangsters and those who arrest them drift together to hear the top nightclub acts perform. Just beneath the surface, racial tensions stir. Ike must deal with all of this, even while global intrigue is brewing right under his roof.

Last Updated: 9/14/2023Network: STARZStatus: Ended
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Crossroads
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7.87
241 votes

#1 - Crossroads

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/12/2013

Ike makes mob boss Sy Berman a risky offer - Havana for the Miramar Playa. Danny commits to Jack Klein and learns the truth about Ben Diamond. Ben ruins an arms deal with the Cubans, with tragic results.

Writer: Mitch Glazer
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Sitting on Top of the World
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7.74
232 votes

#2 - Sitting on Top of the World

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/26/2013

Stevie's sex and booze-soaked deejay convention takes over the hotel. Mercedes makes a revelation to Vera. Ike's plot to fix the Cuban lottery begins. Ben seeks revenge in the wrong places.

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Adapt or Die
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7.68
280 votes

#3 - Adapt or Die

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/28/2013

Ike goes to Cuba to retrieve Maria's ashes and set his plan to oust Ben in motion. Stevie is lured deeper into Ben's world. Stevie offers a chemical solution when Vera struggles with exhausting rehearsals.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writer: Mitch Glazer
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Who's The Horse and Who's The Rider?
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7.67
558 votes

#4 - Who's The Horse and Who's The Rider?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2012

Things are going badly for Ike: Meg turns down his offer, he is caught lying to Ben and Klein shows him damning evidence. Meanwhile, Stevie's affair comes back to haunt him.

Directors: Nick Gomez
Writer: Mitch Glazer
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The Sins of the Father
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7.65
309 votes

#5 - The Sins of the Father

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/9/2013

Ike and Ben's future rests on the outcome of the gambling bill; Klein considers Ike's offer regarding the Butcher; the end approaches for Stevie and Lily; Vera is overwhelmed with grief.

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The Year of the Fin
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7.60
1167 votes

#6 - The Year of the Fin

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/30/2012

Ike Evans, owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, needs his 1958 NYE concert to be a smash. He makes a deal with mobster Ben Diamond to ensure success that threatens his life and family.

Directors: Carl Franklin
Writer: Mitch Glazer
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Atonement
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7.59
628 votes

#7 - Atonement

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/2012

While Ike has to deal with a break in at his hotel, Vera begins planning an extravagant charity function that she hopes Jackie Kennedy will attend. Elsewhere, Victor struggles to get his wife out of Cuba.

Writer: Mitch Glazer
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... And Your Enemies Closer
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7.58
297 votes

#8 - ... And Your Enemies Closer

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/2/2013

Ike's deal to run the Havana hotels hurts his ties to Victor. Stevie starts a new job with Ben. Klein swears to destroy Ike as passage of the gambling bill nears. Sy Berman arrives in Miami.

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World in Changes
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7.57
267 votes

#9 - World in Changes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/19/2013

Ike and Meg grow close as Meg uses connections to fight the gambling bill. Vera must face reality about her dancing future. Danny's world roils due to the busted arms deal. Ben makes Stevie an offer.

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Castles Made of Sand
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7.55
618 votes

#10 - Castles Made of Sand

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/20/2012

Ike tries to bribe officials to legalize casino gambling. An old friend visits Vera, and Ben wonders if his wife is faithful. Ike contacts his wealthy ex-sister-in-law for a favor.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writer: Mitch Glazer
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Suicide Blonde
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7.47
477 votes

#11 - Suicide Blonde

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/4/2012

Photos of Lily and Stevie become public, while Danny and Mercedes romance grows. Meanwhile, Ike protects Judi from Ben and Vera tries to get pregnant.

Writer: Mitch Glazer
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Time and Tide
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7.40
548 votes

#12 - Time and Tide

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/1/2012

Lily and Stevie's affair becomes dangerous for them both and Judi finds herself in Klein's hands.. meanwhile, Mercedes and her father receive some bad news.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writer: Mitch Glazer
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Angels of Death
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7.40
330 votes

#13 - Angels of Death

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/21/2013

Ike launches a risky plan to rid the Miramar Playa of Ben Diamond; Ben seeks permission to kill Ike; Stevie and Lily have a real date; Vera is threatened by Meg; Ben hosts a depraved Seder.

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The Harder They Fall
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7.39
528 votes

#14 - The Harder They Fall

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/2012

Ben and Ike bet heavily on a boxing match and Vera receives another cancellation from Jackie Kennedy. Meanwhile, Danny receives photos intended for Stevie and the DA makes an important discovery.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
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Crime and Punishment
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7.38
316 votes

#15 - Crime and Punishment

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/14/2013

Ike's wife and son learn about his silent partners as they scramble to raise bail; Ben, fearing Ike will crumble under the pressure of the murder charge, offers unexpected aid.

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Feeding Frenzy
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7.36
794 votes

#16 - Feeding Frenzy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/2012

Ike Faces the disappearance of Mike Strauss while DA Klein attacks organized crime through Ike's law-student son. Meanwhile, Stevie Evans' affair with Lily Diamond heats up.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writer: Mitch Glazer
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